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Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date: September 20, 2000

 Bulletin No. 188

Subject Non-contributing status for Tiers 3 and 4 State employees in ERS and TRS
Purpose To provide agencies with procedures to change the contributing status of affected employees
Affected Employees Tier 3 and 4 ERS and TRS members with 10 years of membership or credited service who have been identified as eligible by the appropriate retirement system
Effective Date Effective October 5, 2000 for the Institution check date of October 19, 2000 current and November 2, 2000 lag

Effective October 12, 2000 for the Administration check date of October 25, 2000 current and November 8, 2000 lag

Processing for ERS Members Due to the volume of ERS transactions, no action is required by payroll agencies. A file will be submitted directly to OSC by the Employees’ Retirement System to cancel contributions for eligible employees
On-Line Transactions for TRS Members


TRS will provide written authorization as to the employee eligibility. No file will be submitted by TRS to OSC. Upon receipt of such authorization, the agency should change the eligible employees record as follows:
1. Open the Retirement Plans panel.
(Path: Start-Compensate Employees-Administer Base Benefits Use-Retirement Plans-Update/Display All).
2. Enter Emplid of the employee.
3. Click OK.
4. Select correct Empl Rcd#.
5. Click on middle scroll bar.
6. Press F7 key to insert row.
7. Enter Begin Date
8. Tab to Elect Date
9. Enter appropriate date. 

Begin date and elect date will default to date of entry if no other date is entered.

10. Tab to Benefit Plan.
11. Single click on drop down box.
12. Double click on TRS After Tax
13. Tier should remain the same
14. Registration # should remain the same
15. Tab to Contribution Status
16. Single click on drop down box
17. Double click on Non-contributing
18. Tab to Election Options
19. Double click on SNC
20. Press enter to save panel and .0300 will disappear
Questions Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Audit mailbox.

For questions regarding eligibility requirements contact:
ERS - Denise Landry at (518) 402-2603
TRS - Cindy DeMarco at 1-800-348-7298 ext 6075